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Soil-Grown Beet

Soil-Grown Beet

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Beets, scientifically known as Beta vulgaris, are root vegetables known for their deep red/violet color and distinctive sweet taste. They are highly nutritious, packed with vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds that offer various health benefits.

Nutritional Profile

Beets are low in calories and a great source of fiber, folate (vitamin B9), manganese, potassium, iron, and vitamin C. They are also rich in natural sugars, which gives them their characteristic sweet flavor.

Health Benefits

  • Heart Health: Beets contain nitrates, which the body converts into nitric oxide. Nitric oxide helps to improve blood flow and lower blood pressure, contributing to heart health.
  • Inflammation Reduction: Betalains, the pigments that give beets their color, have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Exercise Performance: The nitrates in beets can improve oxygen use, stamina, and exercise performance.
  • Digestive Health: High in dietary fiber, beets support digestive health and help prevent conditions like constipation.

Culinary Uses

Beets are versatile in the kitchen. They can be eaten raw in salads, juiced, roasted, boiled, or pickled. Their earthy flavor pairs well with a variety of ingredients, from goat cheese and walnuts to citrus fruits. Beet greens, the leafy part of the plant, are also edible and can be cooked similarly to spinach.

Varieties

While the most common type of beet is red, there are several varieties, including golden beets, which have a milder taste, and Chioggia beets, known for their distinctive red and white striped flesh.

Storage

Fresh beets can be stored in the refrigerator for several weeks. It's best to separate the roots from the greens to keep the roots from becoming soft. The greens should be used relatively quickly, as they wilt sooner.

Considerations

Beets can cause beeturia, a condition where urine turns red or pink, in some people after consumption. This is harmless but can be surprising. They can also impact the color of stools.

In summary, beets are a flavorful and nutritious vegetable that can be a valuable addition to a healthy diet, offering a range of culinary uses and health benefits.

Nutrient Farm Vegetables are produced with the highest levels of farming stewardship.

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